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The Double Yolker Couple breaks record for most eggs with double yolk

A normal Sunday breakfast turned as a world breaking surprise for 67 year old Jim Archibald.

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A normal Sunday breakfast turned as a world breaking surprise for 67 year old Jim Archibald. He casually cracked opened two eggs hoping to see the usual single yolk but was surprised to find the eggs having double yolks each.

Thinking it was just a coincidence, he went ahead to break two more eggs in the pack and was surprised to find another twin yolks in each.

Jim waited till the next day to break the remaining four eggs in the pack but to his utter amazement, he discovered the same double yolks in each of the eggs.


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His wife Agnes who is a community support worker said, “My husband was cooking breakfast and he just cracked two eggs which both had double yolks.

“Then he was cooking four more eggs and all of them were double yolkers again.

“We waited a day and cooked the remaining ones. They had double yolks as well.

“I could not believe it. We've never had anything like this before. I only bought the 10 and they were all double yolkers.

“They didn't taste any different, but this time we certainly got our money's worth.

The cost of 10 eggs in a pack is £2, which she paid for and they were delivered to her workplace. Even her son Gerry was really surprised as well. He said, “It’s extremely rare. I just thought it was really interesting thing, something that you don’t see once in a lifetime. I’ve only ever come across one double yolk, so to see 10 is just crazy.”

Experts say the odds of 10 double yolkers in the same box are "trillions to one" and much rarer than winning the lottery several times over.

One in 1,000 eggs is double-yolked says the British Egg Information Service.

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